Scott Wittman

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Scott Wittman
Born 1955 (age 58–59)
Occupation director, lyricist, writer
Partner(s) Marc Shaiman

Scott Wittman (born 1955) is an American director, lyricist, and writer for Broadway, concerts, and television.

Wittman was raised in Nanuet, New York, graduated high Nanuet Senior High School in 1972 and attended Emerson College in Boston for two years before leaving to pursue a career in musical theatre in New York City. While directing a show for a Greenwich Village club he met Marc Shaiman, and the two became collaborators and life partners. While Shaiman wrote for television shows, including Saturday Night Live, Wittman directed concerts for such artists as Bette Midler, Christine Ebersole, Raquel Welch, Dame Edna Everage, and Lypsinka, among others.[1]

In 2002, Shaiman and Wittman collaborated on Hairspray, which won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics, the Tony Award for Best Original Score,[2] and a Grammy Award. In addition to Hairspray, Wittman conceived, wrote lyrics for, and directed Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and conceived and directed Matters of the Heart, a solo concert by Patti LuPone.

The partners worked on Catch Me If You Can, a musical adaptation of the 2002 Steven Spielberg film, together with Terrence McNally.[3] They again worked together on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical.[4]

In 2011, Hairspray was performed at Nanuet Senior High School, where Wittman attended high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shaiman, Marc (b. 1959), and Scott Wittman (b. 1955). GLBTQ.com.
  2. ^ "2003". Tony Awards. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Girls, Girls, Girls!". New York (magazine). 3 April 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to open in West End". BBC. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 

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